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October 17, 2012
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  • Optimize security to shorten waits, airline execs say
    Airline executives at an aviation forum in the United Arab Emirates said the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program is the kind of forward thinking the industry needs to provide individual-based screening without increasing wait times. "We cannot continue to build and build and build to provide space for the existing systems and queues," said Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association. USA TODAY/The Associated Press (10/16) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IATA chief: Industry needs innovation, streamlining
    International Air Transport Association chief Tony Tyler called for the aviation industry to simplify processes and implement new security checkpoint measures while speaking Tuesday at the World Passenger Symposium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. "As our industry developed, global connectivity changed the way that the world lives and works. And there is still enormous potential to be realized," he said. Air Transport World (10/16) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Add-on fees in the travel industry continue to spread
    Hotels, cruise lines and car-rental companies are increasingly exploring the potential revenue gains from unbundled service fees, this feature says. In the hotel industry, paid in-room Internet services are gaining wider acceptance. "I don’t foresee it changing. I think that if, in the marketplace, if the hotel thinks the customer will pay for it, they will continue to do it," said Joe McInerney, president and CEO of AH&LA. USA TODAY (10/15) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Airspace changes at Wash. state airport upset pilots
    Procedural changes planned by the Federal Aviation Administration at Pearson Field Airport in Vancouver, Wash., have upset local pilots. The proposed procedures at the non-towered airfield near Portland International Airport in Oregon call for the creation of a box of airspace six miles long and one mile wide restricted to one airplane at a time. "The Pearson box, while a solution to some of the issues in the airspace, was — and is — a bad idea. Our short-term focus was to prevent its implementation. We have been successful in getting at least a 30-day delay," said Paul Speer, chairman of the Pearson Field Aviation Advisory Committee. "Procedures associated with the box limit use of the airspace to either a PDX aircraft or a VUO aircraft, but not both at the same time." General Aviation News (10/15) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Texas police develop plans for spy plane
    The Texas Department of Public Safety signed a deal to purchase a $7.4 million high-altitude spy plane that will be equipped with surveillance technology. The single-engine aircraft will be able to send real-time surveillance footage and will also carry night-vision goggles. State police spokesman Tom Vinger said the plane will be used primarily for border protection along the boundary with Mexico. Wired.com/Threat Level blog/Center for Investigative Reporting (10/16) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Registration now open for the 12th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit
    Registration is now open for the 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit taking place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit will continue the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. Senior TSA and DHS officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders will also be invited to participate in the program. Click here to register! sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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